New Material is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Preoccupations, released on March 23, 2018, by Flemish Eye in Canada and Jagjaguwar in the United States. It was the band's second album released under this name, after changing it from "Viet Cong" in 2015.
That may mean that New Material lacks the punch of their feisty debut, but it also lends these songs a soothing quality. They’re so heavy they’ve curled up in a ball on the ground. In addition to adopting a new melodic strategy, Flegel also seems to have narrowed the focus of his lyrics. By staging the album on the battleground of the self, and the self’s relationship to other people instead of society writ large, Preoccupations have made their most intimate album to date. Flegel still goes into a few word-salad tailspins-the information overdose and uneven ratios under a microscope at the end of Antidote sound like someone obliquely complaining about Twitter-but the soft production of his voice, and its holistic integration into the rest of the band’s sound, makes him sound more earnest than before.
Preoccupations have announced a new album. On March 23, the band will release New Material via Jagjaguwar. The band have released the first single from the album, Espionage, which you can check out below. They’ve also announced world tour dates for 2018; see them below, along with the album’s tracklist. New Material follows 2016′s Preoccupations. Preoccupations New Material tracklist: 1. Espionage 2. Decompose 3. Disarray 4. Manipulation 5. Antidote 6. Solace 7. Doubt 8. Compliance. Preoccupations tour dates: 4/14 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern 4/18 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (F) 4/19.
Listen free to Preoccupations – New Material (Espionage, Decompose and more). New Material is a second studio album of canadian band Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong). It has been announced with first single called Espionage. Release date has been set on March 23. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. A new version of Last.
My ultimate goal would be to make a record where nobody knows what instrument is playing ever, said Preoccupations t Scott Munro in a statement about the band’s latest album New Material. It’s an unsurprising assertion coming from a band that has always confidently followed their own rules as they straddle the line between humanity and the brutish force of their music. Examinations of creation, destruction and the ways that we often practice the two in vain have regularly been tethered to the Canadian post-punk band’s work-even going back to their days as Viet Cong.
New Material (Canada only) by Preoccupations, released 23 March 2018 1. Compliance Preoccupations’ songs have always worked through themes of creation, destruction, and futility, and they’ve always done it with singular post-punk grit. The textures are evocative and razor-sharp. The wire is always a live one. But while that darker side may have been well-explored, that’s not quite the same as it being fully, intensely lived .
This album has an average beat per minute of 112 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 74/170 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist New Material. BPM Profile New Material. Album starts at 170BPM, ends at 89BPM (-81), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Preoccupations.